Birth Story of Emilia…

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birth story, mommy and me, pink blush maternity, birth announcement, girl mom

birth story, mommy and me, pink blush maternity, birth announcement, girl mom

birth story, mommy and me, pink blush maternity, birth announcement, girl mom

birth story, mommy and me, pink blush maternity, birth announcement, girl mom

birth story, mommy and me, pink blush maternity, birth announcement, girl mom

birth story, mommy and me, pink blush maternity, birth announcement, girl mom

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Hello and happy Monday to my lovely readers,

I am finally sharing my birth story on my blog today. I was not sure if I wanted to since it is such a private thing but to be honest nothing bad happens and I also love reading other women´s birth stories so here we go plus I also don´t want to forget about it.

The first signs of labor appeared on the evening at the 26th of March. At about 08:30 pm I started to notice cramping. I wasn´t sure if it they were Braxton Hicks contractions as I had those earlier already so I went upstairs and took a shower cause everything else but real contractions fade with the heat of the water.

After getting out of the shower I was pretty positive that this was actual labor but I still wanted to wait some time before I told my husband cause I wanted to be sure. So I shaved my legs and got my hair done to be hospital ready and also got some comfortable clothes I could wear to the hospital. It was about 11 pm as my husband went upstairs so I told him cause at this point I was pretty sure as the pain was rising with the hour.

My midwife suggested to stay at home as long as possible which meant as long as the pain was somehow toleratable cause it is easier to distract yourself. So I made myself some yoghurt and watched a few episodes of the Big Bang Theory, I also finished packing my hospital bag. Meanwhile my husband went to sleep to get in some hours before we would go to the hospital.

I got a contraction tracker on my phone and after tracking them for some hours I woke up my husband at around 2 in the night cause I wasn´t feeling comfortable anymore and wanted to get to the hospital to have someone look at my baby cause I was afraid she was going to be in distress.

We checked in to labor and delivery at about 2:30 am and I got hooked up on the monitors, they made and ultrasound and layed me an IV. I was dilated about 2 cm at this time so I was preparing myself for a long labor.

At some point (about 5 am) I was in so much pain I wanted to have some pain medication but I was already dilated to 9 cm so it would not even help until the baby was born. So I had to have an unmedicated birth. 

To be honest the pain was managable but the pressure pulling down was on a whole other level. To be honest it was hell and the contractions came so close I didn´t even have much time to recover. I am still wondering how I did not break my husbands hand. For my next child I am definitely getting an epidural rather sooner than later.

My water broke around 7 am and after an hour of pushing our baby girl was born at 8:19 am on the 27th of March after a total of about 12 hours of labor. She made on short cry and fell aspleep right after. My husband cut the umbilical cord and the midwife laid her right onto my chest for skin on skin were she first things first peed. 

I had a second degree tear so I had to be sewn up while she was taken away to be cleaned and meassured. 

The moment she came into our life was one of the most incredible moments of my life but somehow unbelievable. I mean I knew that there was a baby growing inside of me but to actually see her after all the months I have waited was so surreal there are still some times I look at her now I can not believe she was actually growing inside of me.

Experiencing labor was hard. It was a pain on another level I have not expected but it was so very worth it. And another amazing thing I noticed was that the pain immediately stopped after she was here. That is so fascinating.

Now we are enjoying every little moment with our sweet baby girl. 

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One Month with Baby Emilia…

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It marked one month yesterday since we had our sweet little baby girl and I still can´t believe it. Time has flown by. My husband is back to work after his one month maternity leave which means he is just working from another room these days but still. 

3 days

4 weeks

I remember the moment they layed her onto my chest like it was yesterday. The sweetest tiny baby I have ever seen. Today had been our one month check up at the pediatrician. She gained about 1,5 kg since her birth which is great cause I always had the thought she doesn´t get enough breastmilk.

One Month Progress

She definitely became more alert. She is following lights with her eyes and looks at bright and patterned things. She starts to smirk and smile and I can´t wait for her first baby laugh. Another thing I love are baby sneezes – aren´t those the cutest. 

She has grown 6 cm already which means some of her clothes aren´t fitting anymore and that makes me so sad. I don´t want her to grow up this fast but I am also happy she is developing as one healthy and happy baby.

Eating most of the day and taking long naps are some of the things which are our day to day business She is a pretty good sleeper so I only have to feed her twice a night and then she usually stays asleep until eight or half past nine. We recently started tummy time and she is doing pretty well.

Kicking is one ability she recently added to her skills so I ordered an activity playmat for her. Also her grasp is getting tighter by the day and she might start holding things soon.

Her hair is getting more and darker every day but I am still not quite sure what her definite hair color will be.

We still can´t decide if which one of us she resembles more but this will hopefully change in the coming weeks. 

I am going to share  a post about all the things we use on a daily basis and can´t get through without in about four weeks. This gives me enough time to try and test each product.

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Jungle Book Inspired Nursery….

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crib Sundvik Ikea / matress Skönast Ikea / dust ruffles Len Ikea / sheet Len Ikea / edge protector Himmelsk Ikea / lanterns Rotera Ikea big and small / dresser Hemnes Ikea / changing table Sundvik Ikea / baskets H&M small and large / star shaped pillow H&M / palm leave pillow H&M / tiger pillow H&M / palm print curtains H&M sold out similar here / Angelcare diaper pail amazon / dress for diaper pail amazon / side table Hemnes Ikea / knobs amazon / woven baskets local store similar here/ standard lamp Arstid small and large Ikea

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FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!

Good morning y´all,

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I decided to shoot the nursery before baby girl get´s here simply because I am sure I will have plenty of pictures with her later on and it is just easier to take photos without a newborn (at least that is what I think). 

The theme of the nursery is jungle book or lots of animals. It came together easily as the room was already nicely painted when we moved in so we decided to leave it that way and figure out what to do with the room as we needed it (side note – we both absolutely loathe painting so this was a nice surprise). 

First thing I ever got for this room were the banana leaf curtains from H&M and then I went from there with all white furniture, a golden carpet matching the tipi and the floor and lots of stuffed animals you can also find in the prints on the wall. 

One of the highlights definitely is the customized name plate above her bed. I have found it at an Etsy shop and it came very quick made of great quality. Going to link the shop here

Since I started working on the room before we even knew what gender our baby had this makes the perfect gender neutral nursery. 

Do you prefer more or less color for home decor in general ? Would you go with a green wall?

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Meet our Baby Girl….

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Happy Thursday you guys, 

I am breaking my blog leave today to introduce our baby girl to you. I am so happy that she is finally here. 

Her name is Emilia and she came into this world on the 27th of March at 08:19 in the morning. She has dark blonde soft hair and weighed 3.260 gramms at a lenght of 50 cm. We were a little surprised at how small she was cause our doctor told us that she is going to be a big baby. 

I was in labor for about 12 hours but more on that later. She came exactly one week early and I am really really glad about that with all the Corona craziness happening and the super strict ever changing hospital policies. 

We are absolutely smitten by her and love her more every day. She is the cutest baby we have ever seen and we can´t keep our eyes of her.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for a huge beauty blog post and if you want to see more of our cute baby check my Instagram stories.

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